Youth highjacked at gunpoint near Blackfalds

Two suspects in custody; police still looking for third suspect

On Aug. 24 at 3 p.m., Blackfalds RCMP received a call advising two male subjects driving a green Jeep had pulled up beside a parked vehicle on RR 283 and Hwy. 11A.

The Jeep was occupied by two adult males, who confronted the four youth in the parked vehicle, pulling a gun on them demanding their vehicle.

The youth fled, with the green Jeep chasing behind them.

The Jeep was later located in Sylvan Lake, where the two subjects took a white Lexus SUV at gun point from a lone female driver.

RCMP Blackfalds, Sylvan Lake, Red Deer PDS and Blackfalds ITU were actively engaged searching for the two suspects.

The white Lexus was reported to be in the town of Blackfalds, where RCMP in a high risk take down, brought two adult males into custody.

The white Lexus was not located, however a property from the Lexus was recovered in a residence in Blackfalds.

RCMP in Sylvan Lake are currently still looking for the stolen 2010 white Lexus RX350 bearing Alberta licence 2NK 843.

RCMP are still looking for a third adult male, believed to be operating the Lexus. The public is urged to not approach the vehicle if located, call police immediately.

An update will be provided when new information becomes available.

Anyone with information on this occurrence is asked to contact the Blackfalds RCMP Detachment at 403-885-3300.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or at www.tipsubmit.com.

– Fawcett

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